Chatting with BBC, the musician noted that he hopes the band will become a major institution that will allow musical successors to jump in and continue the band’s legacy in years to come.
Clown also revealed that he’s always been “trying to figure out how to let it be forever, kind of like a Van Gogh painting.” Reaching the meaty bit, he added that the public should not be surprised if “one day, you know, nobody in the band will be in the band.”
Interestingly enough, members of fellow masked rock icons KISS have shared similar hopes recently, as frontman Paul Stanley pointed out in a similar manner that one day KISS will venture forth without a single original member in their fold.
As for Slipknot, the band is still going quite strong with their latest fifth studio album “.5: The Gray Chapter.” They are still in full swing, so Clown’s predictions should be seen as distant future plans rather than nearby events. His quote reads as follows:
“They’re not just gonna take one of my album covers and stick it in the Louvre. But if we can keep it going, if we can keep the philosophy and the culture going, there’s no reason why kings and queens can’t take it over.”